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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
24,140 3.6 % $31.60 $65,720 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.16 $23.02 $29.58 $38.03 $48.39
Annual Wage (2) $37,770 $47,880 $61,530 $79,100 $100,650


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,430 0.50 $29.69 $61,750
Building Equipment Contractors 3,680 0.17 $30.10 $62,600
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,020 0.53 $37.38 $77,740
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,260 0.35 $39.52 $82,200
Telecommunications 920 0.13 $27.06 $56,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 860 0.61 $28.78 $59,870
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,020 0.53 $37.38 $77,740
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,430 0.50 $29.69 $61,750
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 180 0.35 $29.41 $61,170
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,260 0.35 $39.52 $82,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 610 0.12 $46.69 $97,110
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 330 0.21 $46.40 $96,500
Scientific Research and Development Services 410 0.06 $42.24 $87,850
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.28 $41.49 $86,300
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,260 0.35 $39.52 $82,200


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,480 0.20 1.22 $36.66 $76,250
Texas 3,390 0.27 1.66 $28.07 $58,390
New York 1,230 0.13 0.79 $35.93 $74,740
Arizona 1,190 0.42 2.53 $30.97 $64,410
Pennsylvania 1,120 0.19 1.15 $32.17 $66,910




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 1,190 0.42 2.53 $30.97 $64,410
Colorado 800 0.30 1.83 $30.66 $63,760
Montana 140 0.29 1.79 $26.04 $54,170
Alaska 90 0.29 1.73 $31.51 $65,550
Texas 3,390 0.27 1.66 $28.07 $58,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $46.33 $96,370
Washington 730 0.22 1.33 $43.12 $89,690
Vermont 70 0.22 1.31 $39.11 $81,350
New Mexico 210 0.26 1.57 $38.70 $80,490
California 3,480 0.20 1.22 $36.66 $76,250





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,340 0.44 2.67 $28.59 $59,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,110 0.18 1.08 $35.46 $73,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,090 0.51 3.13 $30.91 $64,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,060 0.11 0.66 $37.85 $78,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 820 0.22 1.36 $28.91 $60,120
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 810 0.71 4.30 $47.09 $97,940
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 660 0.33 1.99 $44.52 $92,590
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 610 0.22 1.33 $36.30 $75,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 580 0.38 2.33 $30.00 $62,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 530 0.11 0.69 $34.26 $71,260




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 70 1.45 8.81 (8) (8)
Billings, MT 90 0.99 6.00 $25.40 $52,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 810 0.71 4.30 $47.09 $97,940
Reading, PA 130 0.71 4.35 $29.31 $60,960
Boulder, CO 100 0.53 3.20 $30.53 $63,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,090 0.51 3.13 $30.91 $64,300
Albuquerque, NM 200 0.50 3.03 $39.78 $82,740
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 50 0.44 2.68 $40.46 $84,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,340 0.44 2.67 $28.59 $59,460
York-Hanover, PA 80 0.42 2.53 $30.79 $64,040




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 810 0.71 4.30 $47.09 $97,940
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 660 0.33 1.99 $44.52 $92,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.14 0.82 $41.71 $86,750
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 50 0.44 2.68 $40.46 $84,170
Albuquerque, NM 200 0.50 3.03 $39.78 $82,740
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $39.09 $81,320
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,060 0.11 0.66 $37.85 $78,730
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.13 0.77 $37.82 $78,670
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC (8) (8) (8) $36.40 $75,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 610 0.22 1.33 $36.30 $75,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.61 $28.32 $58,910
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.78 $29.85 $62,080
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.42 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.61 $28.32 $58,910
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.42 (8) (8)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.78 $29.85 $62,080

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.78 $29.85 $62,080
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.61 $28.32 $58,910


About May 2019 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020